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a beautiful venue with over 1000 years of history
Cogges is a beautiful wedding venue with over 1000 years of history, as well as being an integral part of the local area and a filming location for Downton Abbey, Arthur & George, and Colette among others. We offer two stunning 18th century barns which provide a wonderful setting for celebrations and a perfect blank canvas where you can add your own personalised details to make your special day complete. There's a lovely laid back and friendly atmosphere at Cogges: you'll feel like you're stepping in to history, whilst making lovely new memories of your own.
Your wedding hire includes adjoining Wheat & Barley barns, both of which have a civil marriage license so you can hold your wedding ceremony in either. The walled, grassed area and covered canopy immediately outside are for your sole use.
After the ceremony, your reception and party can be held in one (or both) of the barns or spread outside onto the lawn. We have a full alcohol licence. Amplified music can be played until 11pm, and if you wish, you could have a silent disco or acoustic musician to see you through until your carriages arrive at midnight.
Wheat Barn – the more spacious of the two barns and can seat up to 200 guests (banqueting style) or approx. 130 on round tables. Alternatively, a ceremony could be held with seating for 250+.
Barley Barn – the smaller, adjacent barn can seat up to 100 guests for a ceremony, and could be an ideal dance floor, bar or even quiet space for young children.
Download a plan of the barns with suggested seating arrangements.
More than just a barn, we also offer lots of outdoor space where you and your guests can roam. Enjoy canapes and croquet on the lawn, a barbecue or hog roast, a fire pit, food vans, music and games, along with beautiful rural backdrops for stunning photographs around the grounds. And, after 5pm the rest of the site is exclusively yours to enjoy too.
Cogges provided the perfect wedding experience for us and our guests. It was exactly how I dreamt it! John and Sally's wedding
How to find us - just 5 minutes from the centre of Witney, West Oxfordshire, we're easy to find! Visit here for directions.
There is free parking near Cogges in our dedicated car park, and disabled parking available on site. Cogges is located in Witney and just a convenient short walk to the town centre, where there is also lots of free parking and several bus routes.
We may be rustic but we thankfully have toilets, lighting, heating and lots of electrical sockets. There is also a disabled toilet with baby changing facilities.
Create a day as unique as you are with 18th century barns, gardens and grounds.
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